Signs of Vitamin B3 (Niacin/Niacinamide) Deficiency: 

  • Canker sores
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Halitosis
  • Headaches
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation
  • Insomnia
  • Limb pains
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low blood sugar
  • Muscular weakness
  • Pellagra
  • Skin eruptions 

Health Concerns – What Vitamin B3 (Niacin/Niacinamide) is Used For: 

  • Arthritis
  • Intermittent claudication
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Used in recent-onset Type I diabetes mellitus 

What Vitamin B3 (Niacin/Niacinamide) Does:

  • Aids in cell respiration
  • Aids production of hydrochloric acid for digestion
  • Aids in the functioning of the nervous system
  • Believed to be an antioxidant
  • Improves circulation
  • Involved in the normal secretion of bile and stomach fluids
  • Lowers cholesterol (Note: Chitosan kicks some serious butt in this department and is much safer. Use it and increase your raw fruits/veggies at the same time.)
  • Maintains clear, healthy, skin, nerves, and tongue
  • May alleviate arthritis
  • May prevent migraine headaches
  • Memory-enhancer
  • Metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
  • Needed for proper circulation
  • Prevents and treats schizophrenia and other mental illnesses
  • Produces energy from sugar, fat, and protein
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Regulation of blood sugar
  • Synthesis of sex hormones  

FOOD SOURCES of Vitamin B3 (Niacin/Niacinamide): 

  • Avocado
  • Beef liver
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Broccoli
  • Brown rice
  • Carrots
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Corn flour
  • Dairy products
  • Dandelion greens
  • Dates
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Legumes
  • Meat
  • Organ meats
  • Peanuts
  • Pine nuts
  • Pork
  • Potatoes
  • Rabbit
  • Rice bran & polishings
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Tomatoes
  • Tuna
  • Turkey
  • Wheat bran & germ
  • Whole grains (except corn)
  • Wild rice
  • Yeast, brewer’s & torula 

Herb Sources of Vitamin B3 (Niacin/Niacinamide): 

  • Alfalfa
  • Burdock root
  • Catnip
  • Cayenne
  • Chamomile
  • Chickweed
  • Eyebright
  • Fennel seed
  • Hops
  • Licorice
  • Mullein
  • Nettle
  • Oat straw
  • Parsley
  • Peppermint
  • Raspberry leaf
  • Red clover
  • Rose hips
  • Slippery elm
  • Yellow dock 

Other Sources of Vitamin B3 (Niacin/Niacinamide) – Name Brands: 

Standard Process brand B6 Niacinamide and Niacinamide B6. These are two different formulas and are used depending on what symptoms to treat. B6 Niacinamide helps with circulation and Niacinamide B6 helps more with brain stuff.

Cautions & Comments about Vitamin B3 (Niacin/Niacinamide): 

  • A flush, usually harmless, may occur after the ingestion of niacin supplements; a red rash appears on the skin and a tingling sensation may be experienced
  • Avoid doses larger than 120 mg unless you are under the supervision of a registered practitioner
  • Low doses from 50 to 100 mg, may cause flushing, headache, and stomachache in some people
  • In high doses, niacin may cause depression, liver damage, damage to eyes, diabetes, gastritis, elevated blood levels of uric acid, flushing and headaches
  • People who are pregnant or who suffer from diabetes, glaucoma, gout, liver disease, or peptic ulcers should use niacin supplements with caution